Melbourne is truly an extraordinary city within which to live, work and invest. In 2015 Melbourne was once again ranked the World’s Most Liveable City by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index – an accolade the City has received five years running. The EIU recognises 140 global cities across a range of liveability factors. While this is our fifth consecutive year at the top of the table, Melbourne is proud to have consistently ranked as one of the world’s top three most liveable cities since the index began in 2006.
Contributing to the ongoing top ranking is Melbourne’s consistent performance across five broad categories. In 2015 perfect scores were achieved in healthcare, education and infrastructure whilst outranking Sydney in areas of stability, culture and environment.
Melbourne has also developed an exhilarating inner-city culture. The grid of interlocking CBD laneways has created a network of ‘hidden’ cafes, bespoke boutiques and award-winning restaurants, making it one of the most concentrated dining cities in the world.
These quality and diverse dining options are complimented by world-class retail options, as international luxury brands sit side by side with local boutiques. The retail offerings can be found in the luxury Collins Street precinct and in state of the art shopping experiences such as the Emporium.
In a city famous for its liveability and lifestyle options, 308 Exhibition Street can truly become Exhilarating, presenting an unparalleled opportunity to create a new architectural icon, housing a retail podium, soaring hotel and residential apartment complex (STAA).